Construction Defects

Failing Roadways and Infrastructure – Colorado Construction Defect Attorneys

When a developer establishes a hillside or mountain community in Colorado, they need to deal with a variety of geological hazards. Contracting soils can weaken the support around a bridge, leading to collapse. Unstable slopes can prove problematic when building private roadways and other infrastructure.

These are challenges, but Colorado builders have established construction techniques to address these types of problems. Unfortunately, builders don’t always take the necessary precautions to prevent common infrastructure problems, such as:

  • Heaving driveways – If the concrete in your driveway looks higher in the middle than on either side, if the sides are crumbling, or if cracks are appearing across the width of your driveway, it’s probably heaving. This is typically caused by problematic soil conditions that weren’t addressed in the construction process.
  • Sinkholes – Signs of a sinkhole on your property can include smaller holes in the ground, cracks in the foundation, the wall or the floors, and/or water pooling in the yard. It’s typically caused by either natural or man-made erosion of the surface soil.
  • Roads – The latest report from the U.S. Department of Transportation reveals that more than 20 percent of Colorado’s roadways are in poor condition and nearly 6 percent of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient.

Our Colorado construction defect attorneys have extensive experience reviewing and analyzing this information and working with consulting architects and engineers to help homeowners and homeowner associations determine whether their construction defects are the result of design errors that might warrant or require claims against design professionals involved in the design and construction of their home or community. Call Burg Simpson today at 303-792-5595 or fill out our FREE CASE EVALUATION form now.

Our Denver construction defect attorneys have represented many Colorado homeowner associations and individual homeowners in lawsuits seeking compensation for damages caused by:

  • Heaving roads and street collapse.
  • Sinkholes.
  • Utility line failures.
  • Septic system failure.
  • Street collapse.
  • Bridge collapse.
  • Soil erosion.
  • Road washouts.
  • Underground water issues.
  • Rock falls.
  • Landslides.
  • Leaking irrigation ditches.

Experienced, careful homebuilders and developers are equipped to prevent future roadway problems by taking adequate precautions during construction. To prevent roads from washing out, for example, developers and builders might need to install appropriate drainage pans and channels under the road. Poor drainage systems can often result in roads that are impassable and prone to flooding.

If your builder has failed to take these basic precautions, you shouldn’t be responsible for dealing with the financial consequences of these damages. Visit our offices today and speak with the Denver construction defect lawyers at Burg Simpson as soon as possible. Call us at 303-792-5595 for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case.

The ultimate objective of any construction defect law firm should be to address any construction defects you have and make sure they’re fixed permanently. Short-term repairs can be far more costly in the long run, and can even lead to further damages. Our Denver construction defect lawyers at Burg Simpson advise against quick fixes and instead focus on the larger underlying problems.

We work with homeowners – and homeowner associations – to bring experienced architects and engineers to evaluate problems, advise on required repairs, and intelligently estimate costs. We also help our clients deal with more immediate repair needs while their claim makes its way through the system. Burg Simpson is a leading construction defect litigation law firm. If your private roadways have been damaged as a result of construction defects, fill out the form or call us at 303-792-5595 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced construction defects attorney.

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A Note about Fees:
We handle nearly all of our construction defect cases on a contingency basis. This means that our clients pay nothing unless – and until – we secure compensation. Our fee equals a percentage of the recovery we obtain from the builder, developer, and any other responsible parties. We work to ensure that after the attorneys’ fees are paid, homeowners and homeowners associations have enough money left to fix all of their defects. Contact us right now for a free consultation.

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Burg Simpson co-founder Alan K. Simpson wants to make it clear that, like most Americans, he supports tax reform. Just not this tax reform. Simpson, in an op-ed drafted with fellow former senator Bob Kerrey and published in the Philadelphia Inquirer last week, argues that the House and Senate proposals under consideration right now include… Read more »

University of Denver Profiles Michael S. Burg

 December 12, 2017

University of Denver Profiles Michael S. Burg

The University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law profiled one of its more famous alumni, Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg. Michael, who earned his JD from Sturm in 1975, also was inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame just last year. He’s the first DU grad to earn the honor. Michael discussed… Read more »

Alan K. Simpson Blasts Divisive Politics

 December 7, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Blasts Divisive Politics

Burg Simpson co-founder Alan K. Simpson’s civility in politics tour continued this week with a public forum at Montana State University Billings with former Senate colleague Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat. The two elder statesmen of upper Midwestern politics, both of whom entered the Senate in 1978, lamented the hostility that’s so prevalent in Washington,… Read more »

President’s Pick to Run CFPB Spells Disaster

 November 29, 2017

President’s Pick to Run CFPB Spells Disaster

Things keep getting worse with the Trump White House. The latest fiasco involves the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where a pair of appointees showed up to work earlier this week – to do the same job. It’s an awkward situation made worse since President Trump’s appointee, Mick Mulvaney, already has a another job as… Read more »

Beware Your Duty to Inspect - Construction Defect Attorney Denver - Burg Simpson

 November 27, 2017

Beware Your Duty to Inspect

Homeowners associations have become as commonplace as housing developments themselves. There’s almost no way to avoid them. But it wasn’t always this way: in 1970, there were only about 10,000 community associations scattered around the country, responsible for fewer than 1 million houses. Last year, 342,000 of these associations included more than 26 million homes… Read more »

Sprinkler Floods Home - Construction Defect Lawyer Denver - Burg Simpson

 October 27, 2017

Sprinkler System Floods New Home

Imagine that, after years of working hard and saving every penny, you’re able to buy the home of your dreams. Now imagine waking up in that home to a nightmare. That’s what happened to one Castle Rock family during the summer of 2017. They woke in the middle of the night to find that a… Read more »

Flak Jacket Floor Joist - Denver Construction Defect Attorneys - Burg Simpson

 August 30, 2017

Defective Weyerhaueser Floor Joists Threaten New Homeowners

It might seem hard to believe that something so small can cause so much damage. But that’s exactly what happened when Weyerhaeuser Co., a Seattle-based wood and cellulose fiber manufacturer, changed the formula of its “TJI Joists with Flak Jacket Protection.” In late 2016 the company, which is also one of the world’s largest owners… Read more »

Arbitration over Litigation - Construction Defects Lawyer - Burg Simpson

 July 24, 2017

Colorado Supreme Court Backs Arbitration over Litigation

When the housing market heats up, it’s buyers of new homes who can really get burned – at least when it comes to the quality of their homes. As builders scramble to keep up with Colorado’s hot housing demand, builders’ efforts to save either money or time can lead defective construction. At a time when… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

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